James Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, 50 miles north of New York City. Valedictorian of his class at the Christian Brothers school, St. Patrick's, in 1965, Patterson graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in English. He first entertained the idea of becoming a writer in 1971 when he worked as a college student in a mental institution, a job that afforded him abundant time to read. He came up with the idea for his first novel during that time, and five years later, after 26 rejection slips, his first effort, "The Thomas Berryman Number", appeared in bookstores. Since that time, Patterson has written numerous best-selling thrillers featuring the sensitive, modern-day hero Alex Cross, including "Kiss the Girls", which was made into a major motion picture starring Morgan Freeman.
"Dialogue-heavy and action-packed, the writing throughout is inventive and colorfully detailed."
From the Publisher
Whit and Wisty were sometimes pretty freaked out when they were captured, imprisoned by, and then escaped from the New Order. Now they are the brave leaders of the Resistance, a group that goes to great and dangerous lengths to help other kids who the scary, violent organization has nabbed. Along with their regular duties with the Resistance Whit and Wisty now also figure out what the One means when he says that Wisty "Has the Gift." The adventures abound in this final installment in James Patterson's Witch & Wizard series.